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August 22 China Briefing: The Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been described as a Marshall Plan for the 21st Century, and the biggest infrastructure investment program in history. Many claim it will change the world as we know it, yet it remains controversial. New Zealand is on board having signed a MOU with China in 2017, but Australia has […]

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2018 SA School Principal’s China Tour a great success!

During the recent school holidays the Confucius Institute ran a China study tour for school leaders and principals. This was the 12th time (in 11 years) that our institute has run this tour, and its successes have continued in 2018.
Taking school leaders from 5 schools in SA as well as staff from the Catholic Education office of […]

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CI @ the University of Adelaide celebrates UN Chinese Language Day

Roughly corresponding with April 20, ‘Guyu’ is the sixth solar term according to the traditional Chinese calendar, it is also the time of year that Chinese people would traditionally venerate the mythical figure of Cangjie. According to Chinese legend Cangjie is the creator of the Chinese language and accordingly the time of year for his […]

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November 22 – China Briefing: Understanding Tourism in China and its implications for Australia

 

On November 22, the Confucius Institute will present our final China Briefing for 2018, tackling Chinese Tourism for the first time with three renowned tourism experts.
Chaired by Professor Sam Huang from Edith Cowan University, the evening will see Dr Qiuju Luo from Sun Yat-Sen University present on the implications of social media and political conflict on […]

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October 8 – Confucius Institute Family Day

This is going to be our biggest and most ambitious event of the year!
As part of OzAsia 2017 we’re going to open entire front of the University of Adelaide for a full Sunday of family fun and activity!
Come and taste authentic Chinese food, participate in free Tai Chi classes, calligraphy and painting workshops and drawing […]

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Xie Tao presents enlightening briefing on Chinese perceptions of Donald Trump’s America

On August 17 the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide was delighted to present an enlightening talk from Beijing based US politics expert Xie Tao on Donald Trump’s America, and its relationship with China.
Xie Tao, of Beijing Foreign Studies University is a professor of political science and an associate dean at the School of […]

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OzAsia 2017 Program Launch!

The program for this year’s OzAsia festival was released last week and it’s going to be huge, especially the Confucius Institute’s involvement.
In this our 10th anniversary year the Confucius Institute has gone big, and is involved in (an auspicious) 8 events, on a scale far beyond our previous years!
As with every year we’ll be there […]

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Hanyu Qiao for university students a great success!

This year the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide hosted the ‘Hanyu Qiao’ Chinese Speaking Competition for University Students for the first time.
This competition now in its 16th year has in past years been held in Perth, while the University of Adelaide has held the equivalent competition for High School Students. Like previous year’s […]

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Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide – Celebrating 10 years

The Confucius Institute was officially launched in March 2007 by the then Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Alexander Downer.
2017 marks the 10th year anniversary of the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide. Our 10th year anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year with many exciting events and activities, including […]

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May 4, China Briefing: China’s Demographic Challenge

In our second China Briefing for 2017, we look back on China’s One Child Policy, its history, implementations, outcomes and longstanding impact on China’s demographic balance. Join us as Professor Martin K Whyte tracks the policy’s ‘tortured history’, its effects on the demographic makeup of modern China, and the problems China may now face as […]

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